The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) has contracted Campaign for Good Governance (CGG) to undertake a governance assessment survey which would feed into a 2008 continental report.
At an expert panel study yesterday at the Hill Valley Hotel, Signal Hill in Freetown, CGG’s programme officer Ms. Marcella Macauley explained that, “UNECA is doing monitoring, progress of governance across Africa”.
This particular aspect of the in country study i.e. assessing governance in Sierra Leone,” she stressed, “is an expert panel study where we actually put together hundred participants tagged as experts knowledge in the field of governance to be able to answer questions about the state of governance in Sierra Leone.
She averred that, “If there is no CGG then there is no other…This is because CGG actually involve in governance issues which are part of our day to day activities… we know the issues and we would be able to administer them.”
Ms. Macauley explained that UNECA was convinced that “we are the right body to contract after a thorough scrutiny of our activities”.
Asked if the present political climate would not influence experts’ perception, she said this was actually mentioned to the UNCEA team, but however noted that “this is a perception survey; this is the period people are interested in governance more than ever.”
But nonetheless, she stated that, “we have diverse experts and I strongly believe that we would come out with an objective study.”